Singaporean activists protest orchid naming for Burma’s PM

From Seelan Palay’s blog:

3 activists including filmmaker Ho Choon Hiong, lawyer Chia Ti Lik and myself gathered at the Singapore Botanical Gardens this morning to protest against an “Orchid Naming Ceremony” hosted for the Burmese junta leader Thein Sein.

As Singaporeans we want to register our disapproval over the naming of Singapore’s national flower, the Orchid, after a leader of the despotic military junta of Burma.

Read the full write-up on Seelan Palay’s blog.

The orchid has been named, “Dendrobium Thein Sein”.

See here: Singapore urges Myanmar to cooperate with world.

To know more about the dendrobium orchid, see here.

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